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Reports say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford along with his brother Doug, a city councillor, will again start hosting an online radio show.

The mayor's brother told a local Toronto radio station, Canada's Global News reported, that the pair will publish the show's first episode "before Chistmas" on YouTube.

The brothers previously hosted a show that was cancelled after one episode.

It is being reported that the Fords will themselves fund the online venture, dubbed "Ford Nation."

The National Post reported that the brothers have turned down requests by U.S. and Canadian production companies to start a reality show. The brothers have been contacted by "everyone from Oprah to Dr. Phil" Canadian local press reported.

Mayor Ford has been the subject of intense media focus in recent months for his admissions of drug-taking, and for his forthright interactions with the press, including comments on oral sex.

He has refused to step down but Toronto's city council has been gradually stripping him of most of his mayoral powers.

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